Monday, July 18, 2011


 Grady Andrew Botting was born on Wednesday July 13th at 3:34 in the afternoon. Words can hardly express the magnitude of our love for him nor the joy we have shared together as a family these last few days of his life. As Tim says, "He kicks ass."
 Tuesday night.
 Wednesday morning. Monitoring progress.
 Grady: mere seconds old.
 After first bath.
 6 pounds, 6 ounces.
 Meeting his sisters.
 Checking in on baby Grady with Nurse/Auntie Shannon. My sister was in the room as he was born, waiting to receive him in case of any complications. Having her there as a coach, nurse, cheerleader, friend and sister is surely one of the sweetest moments in my life. I'm so glad he waited to be born until she was working next!
 First meal.
 Grady is the most mellow of babies. 
He cares for three things; Eating, Snuggling and Sleeping.
What more could we ask for?


  1. Dusty and Tim he is so beautiful! You caught some of the tenderest moments! I love his first nursing and his little hand up by your face Dusty. It just makes me want to have another one- except that mine two were never mellow and peaceful! What a blessing!

  2. He looks perfect Dusty! Glad he is an easy baby. The girls seem to be in love with him already. Thanks for sharing these precious photos.